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drapier
03-03-2003, 08:26 AM
I could not resist digi paintingRob's Swan (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=92304)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2003/3706-robsswanmanipdrap.jpg

TeAnne
03-03-2003, 09:35 AM
WOW yes, this is super beautiful Mike :clap: :clap:
Do you have time to tell us what you did please? :)

al22
03-03-2003, 09:54 AM
Nice job on the digi painting..........good reflection
......al

Bobby D
03-03-2003, 11:09 AM
Great job Mike, I like the feathered background, and the reflection is excellent.

drapier
03-03-2003, 11:20 AM
Thank You All


Te I used th plugin from Flaming Pear called flood to create the reflection and then basically simplified the image. I will try to put together a method of making a reflection without the plugin for you in a bit.

drapier
03-03-2003, 01:28 PM
I may upgrade this to a full fledged article when I get the time but for now here is a quick reflection tutorial


The first thing you need to do is increase the canvas size

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2003/3706-canvas_size.jpg

You then select the photo original photo and creat a new layer from it (ctrl J) you can right click on this and flip it vertically

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2003/3706-flipvertical.jpg

I then drag it down under the original photo and run motion blur on it making sure the blur is vertical ie. 90 degrees

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2003/3706-motionblur.jpg

Then I do an ocean ripple very lightly. At this stage you can reduce the opacity of the layer but I didn't think it was needed in this image.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2003/3706-ocean_ripple.jpg

Finally flatten your image
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2003/3706-reflectiontutorialfinal.jpg

This is just a basic idea of what you can do just use your imagination

TeAnne
03-03-2003, 05:36 PM
Thank you Mike, this is a good learning starting point. :clap: :clap: :clap:

jsr88
03-04-2003, 04:14 PM
Mike...WoW!!! :cool:
And THANK YOU for the tutorial!
I believe that I can write a translation for these PhotoShop for those of us who are using PaintShopPro.

:clap: ~ YOU are *very* much Appreciated!! ~ :clap:

jsr88
08-28-2003, 09:20 AM
Holy cats! It's hard to believe that this thread was only posted 6-7 months ago! My how time *does* fly!

I'm RATING this thread, hoping to get it included into the Photography Front page.

katcocat
08-28-2003, 10:24 AM
I've rated it too, hadn't seen it before so thanks for bumping it up Julie!
Kate

jsr88
08-28-2003, 11:07 AM
Thanks for rating it, Kate...This one *needs* to be where we can find it a bit easier. :D (Only took me THREE days to locate!)

moore hill graphics
08-28-2003, 11:32 AM
superb explanation from drapier. Is this the old post that you were promising, Julie? How does he do those screen shots? Camera?

jsr88
08-28-2003, 04:44 PM
Veronica...yep! This is the tutorial that Mike did after posting a hand coming out of the water...that one I can't find. ;)

The screen shots are pretty simple, all you do is press the "Print screen" button...that captures anything on the screen at that particular time. It's held in machine memory until you PASTE it into your graphics program as a new image or as a new layer. At that point you can edit, crop, add text, or what have you. I've used that method of screen capture for years. Some graphics software have a little feature for doing it...but the "PRT SCRN" button does everything I need and it's simple.

kaleidoscope eyes
09-02-2003, 12:19 PM
Beautiful Mike, thanks. Thanks to you too Julie :clap:

drapier
09-05-2003, 11:29 AM
I had forgotten about this myself.
Yes indeed I use the Print Screen button to do screen captures.

sandyzebra
07-19-2006, 03:29 PM
Beautiful job!!